Vivienne Shark LeWitt

Born Sale, Vic­to­ria, Aus­tralia. Lives and works in Daylesford.
Vivi­enne Shark LeWitt is a painter and car­toon­ist whose astute wit and sub­ver­sive humour have under­pinned her dis­cur­sive and alle­gor­i­cal paint­ings which point­ed­ly, and at times poignant­ly, reveal the pecu­liar­i­ty, com­plex­i­ty and absur­di­ty of the human condition.
Draw­ing upon both art his­tor­i­cal and lit­er­ary sources, the artist sub­tly inter­ro­gates past tra­di­tions, quot­ing dif­fer­ent ele­ments in iron­ic com­bi­na­tions which con­front and con­found the view­er with their ambigu­ous and enig­mat­ic narratives.


Anna Schwartz Gallery is a con­tem­po­rary art gallery in Aus­tralia which has been owned and oper­at­ed by founder Anna Schwartz since 1986 and is now direct­ed by Tania Doropoulos. Estab­lished in Mel­bourne, Anna Schwartz Gallery has iden­ti­fied and cul­ti­vat­ed the careers of vision­ary artists from Aus­tralia and inter­na­tion­al­ly. The gallery rep­re­sents over thir­ty mul­ti-gen­er­a­tional artists and works on indi­vid­ual projects with artists and cura­tors globally. Anna Schwartz Gallery dis­tin­guish­es itself for its uncom­pro­mis­ing con­cep­tu­al posi­tion and con­tri­bu­tion to cul­ture span­ning visu­al art, music and pub­lish­ing, under the imprint SCHWARTZCITY.